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debilitate

(dĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tāt″)
To produce weakness or debility.
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Complementary services will include discount sales of goods for the debilitated and daily delivery of cooked meals.
The mental and emotional distress award was supported, according to the court, by the fact that the inmate was denied library assistance because she refused to have sex with the l ibrarian, she was attacked with the assistance of correctional officers, she was confined in isolation without underwear or a mattress, she felt constant stress, anxiety and dread of imminent sexual attack, she had to sleep during the day for fear of what guards might do to her at night, she suffered from insomnia and eating disorders, and spent months emotionally and psychologically debilitated, withdrawn and depressed.
We report a case characterized by hospital-acquired pneumonia in a debilitated patient.
A vaccinated person could still be infected with the sporozoite if bitten by a carrier mosquito, but would not be totally debilitated by disease.
In his exhausted, debilitated state, he developed a lung infection and, eventually, died.
To whatever extent the willows are debilitated by the beetles, the willows will exprience selective pressure to not make salicin.